You can now choose from more study routes to Aston University than ever before! If you’re interested in studying at the University, then our pathway courses can help you gain entry to an exciting degree at this top UK university, and follow your path to success.
What are the new study routes to Aston University?
You could already study an International Year One (IYO) in Business or Engineering, or a Pre-Master’s in Business, Law and Social Sciences at Kaplan International College (KIC) London and progress to Aston University. Now, you can now also choose from the following pathway courses:
- Foundation Certificate for Business Law and Social Sciences
- Foundation Certificate for Science and Engineering
- Pre-Master’s for Science and Engineering
With intakes throughout the academic year, you can apply now and start one of these courses as early as September 2020, either via blended learning in the UK or remote digital learning from your home country, and begin your degree from September 2021.
Study a Foundation Certificate
A Foundation Certificate helps you to prepare for the first year of an undergraduate degree. With the Foundation Certificate for Business, Law and Social Sciences at KIC London, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at Aston University in subject areas such as Business, Economics, and Marketing.
Alternatively, if you’d like to study an Aston undergraduate degree in a subject area like Computer Science, Engineering, Pharmacy, Product Design or Psychology, then the Foundation Certificate for Science and Engineering would be the right choice for you!
Aston is particularly well known for its School of Health and Life Sciences. With degrees such as Pharmacy, which is ranked 11th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020), and Psychology, which is 8th in the UK for research quality (Complete University Guide 2021), you could gain a highly rewarding and fulfilling education in these fields. It could set you on the path to a successful career as a Pharmacologist, Pharmacist, or Psychologist. Our Foundation Certificate for Science and Engineering could help you get there!
Study a Pre-Master’s
Our Pre-Master’s for Business, Law and Social Sciences has long been very popular with students interested in studying a master’s degree at Aston. That’s why we’re very excited to be adding the Pre-Master’s for Science and Engineering to the list of pathway courses that lead to Aston University from KIC London.
So, if you’d like to study a postgraduate degree in subjects such as Computer Science, Data Analytics, or Engineering, as well as others, then taking our Pre-Master’s for Science and Engineering can help you gain entry to your chosen degree at Aston University.
In addition to the new Pre-Master’s study route, we are making even more Aston master’s degree courses available for students who choose to study our Pre-Master’s for Business, Law and Social Sciences. These degrees include LLM International Commercial Law, MA International Relations and Global Governance, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), as well as many more.
Why choose Aston University?
1. Impressive subject rankings
Aston University ranks highly for many of the degree subject areas you can access via our new routes to the University. Take a look at some of the University’s impressive subject rankings:
|Subject area||UK ranking||Source|
|Accounting and Finance||22nd||QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020|
|Chemical Engineering||12th||Guardian University Guide 2021|
|Chemistry||28th (student satisfaction)||Guardian University Guide 2021|
|Economics||23rd||Guardian University Guide 2021|
|Electrical and Electronic Engineering||3rd||Guardian University Guide 2021|
|General Engineering||7th||Guardian University Guide 2021|
|Marketing||13th||Complete University Guide 2021|
|Pharmacy and Pharmacology||21st||Complete University Guide 2021|
2. Fantastic location
Aston University enjoys a fantastic location in the heart of Birmingham, the UK’s second-largest city. You’ll have everything you need on your doorstep, and the city’s diversity makes it an exciting place to live and study, with a huge range of cuisines and culture all around you.
3. Excellent teaching and work experience opportunities
As well as offering a fun and rewarding experience to its students (who come from over 130 countries!), Aston is ranked #1 in the UK for effectiveness of teaching (Guardian University Guide 2020). It has also been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, so you can be sure that your Aston education will be of a very high standard.
In addition to this, Aston offers work placement opportunities to all undergraduate students. This is a great way to gain real-life experience before you finish university, and it can put you ahead of your competition in the job market.
Before you arrive in Birmingham, you’ll have the chance to experience student life in London when you take one of our pathway courses at KIC London. Located in an incredible, central location right next to the famous Borough Market, KIC London is a great place to begin your study abroad experience.
Fully refurbished in 2018, our flagship college offers fantastic facilities, which allow for innovative teaching methods that help you succeed on your pathway course, and prepare for university. Plus, there are great accommodation options within walking distance!
Want to know more?
If you’d like to study a degree at Aston University, then these new routes offer you a fantastic opportunity to do so. Click on the links below to find out more, or start your application. Alternatively, you can always contact us if you have any questions.